They are turning God’s home into gold, in hopes it will make them gold. The Sikh community is outraged and now maybe the sleeping loins will finally wake up. And when they awake, they will read Jap Ji Sahib Ji and remember:
“suni-ai sat santokh gi-aan.
Listening – truth, contentment and spiritual wisdom.
suni-ai athsath kaa isnaan.
Listening – bathe at the sixty-eight holy places. “
Sikhs forget that we don’t have to go to a Gurudwara Sahib that has some great history to do pilgrimage. When you have the true Guru, Guru Granth Sahib Ji at your local Gurudwara Sahib waiting for you, why are you running around? The time we waste trying to visit all these holy places that are becoming more and more of tourist attraction, we could be spending with our Guru for more benefit. I know you’re probably thinking, there is nothing wrong with visiting Gurudwara’s with great history. I agree there is not but why do we just visit Gurudwara’s like Bangla Sahib Ji which spend millions of dollars to attract us? Why don’t we visit the Gurudwara’s that have great history but aren’t as well kept? Why aren’t the Gurudwara Sahib Ji’s that receive a lot of contribution help restoring Gurudwara Sahib Ji’s that aren’t kept very well? Why because Gurudwara Sahib Ji’s are becoming a place of business for many corrupt leaders. The leaders aren’t to blame, the sleeping Sikhs are. The moment we wake up and find our pilgrimage in the words of Guru instead of a physical location, we will wake up better Sikhs. All this corruption will stop because Sikhs will stop feeding the fire of evil. The corruption is evil, the seva is not.
Anything done by any human without any desire for self-benefit is seva. That means there is nothing wrong with making a Gurudwara Sahib out of gold. It is up to the Sikhs if they want to donate for that cause. And if Sikhs really don’t want this they can donate to better charities and actually make a difference. Why do we scream at the people that do these things but never do anything better ourselves? Set an example, get involved….do something other than complain when someone else does something. Also if they Sikhs really don’t wish for this, they should start going to Gurudwara’s that listen to the Sikhs and do the right thing. Even if this Gurudwara Sahib gets built of gold and becomes a huge tourist attraction, do you think that the offerings made by the tourist will equal that of the sikhs. Forget it! So stop worrying about others, Waheguru Ji is watching all. You, yourself do the right thing.
I say let them do it and us as Sikhs get wise and stop running to different Gurudwara Sahib’s and instead run to the true Guru Granth Sahib Ji because that is who is going to save us.